1 The gigantic Front-de-Boeuf, armed in sable armour, was the first who took the field.
2 They drew together in a dark line of spears, from which the white cloaks of the knights were visible among the dusky garments of their retainers, like the lighter-coloured edges of a sable cloud.
3 The masses of furze and heath to the right and left were dark as ever; a mere half-moon was powerless to silver such sable features as theirs.
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4 To the north-eastward, the glare of snow lay under the starlight of the sable sky and I could see an undulating crest of hillocks pinkish white.
5 Here, indeed, in the sable simplicity that generally characterised the Puritanic modes of dress, there might be an infrequent call for the finer productions of her handiwork.
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6 But we perhaps exaggerate the gray or sable tinge, which undoubtedly characterized the mood and manners of the age.
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7 However, at nine o'clock the prince, in his velvet coat with a sable collar and cap, went out for his usual walk.
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8 A handsome, slim, and pale-faced gypsy girl with glittering black eyes and curly blue-black hair, wearing a red shawl, ran out with a sable mantle on her arm.
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9 On each side stood a sable bush-holly or yew.
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10 But already the sable wing was before the old man's eyes; the long hooked bill at his head: with a scream, the black hawk darted away with his prize.
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11 Meanwhile, Mr. Waldengarver, in a frightful perspiration, was trying to get himself out of his princely sables.
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